Ahead of the Transport Committee’s cycling safety evidence sessions next week, Labour has involved itself in the debate with the launch of an HGV Safety Charter. Detailing a series of safety measures it expects hauliers to take to ensure the safety of cyclists after a recent series of deaths on the road, the voluntary charter will likely become law if Labour wins the 2015 General Election. “Labour’s new charter lays down tough new safety rules for HGVs,” said shadow transport […]
The RHA has labelled transport minister Jesse Norman as complacent after he belatedly revealed plans to create a national charging infrastructure to prevent the creation of a “patchwork” of clean air zones (CAZs) with differing charges and regulations.
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6) Robert Goodwill MP Appointed to the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013, Robert Goodwill has certainly had to hit the ground running. He has a flurry of controversial issues to tackle from the get-go: the cyclist versus lorry safety debate, the A14 tolling debacle, reform of the Highways Agency and the impending HGV Road Levy, to name but a few.